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Fenland District Council is committed to making sure that its website is as accessible as possible to disabled people, it is rated Web Accessibility Initiative Double A

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Fenland is not responsible for the content or reliability of any websites linked to from its site, and cannot accept liability for any damage or loss arising from reliance on such websites. Links to third party information should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.


Internet service standards

Fenland District Council is committed to making sure that its website is as accessible as possible to disabled people, it is based on government standards on accessibility and is rated WAI / AA.

Assistive technology

People who have visual impairments may be interested in the following assistive technology:

  • Screen enlargers (or screen magnifiers) work like a magnifying glass. They enlarge a portion of the screen as the user moves the focus-increasing legibility for some users. Some screen enlargers allow a user to zoom in and out on a particular area of the screen.
  • Screen readers are software programs that present graphics and text as speech. A screen reader is used to verbalize, or "speak," everything on the screen including names and descriptions of control buttons, menus, text, and punctuation.
  • Speech recognition systems, also called voice recognition programs, allow people to give commands and enter data using their voices rather than a mouse or keyboard.
  • Speech synthesizers (often referred to as text-to-speech (TTS) systems) receive information going to the screen in the form of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks, and then "speak" it out loud. Using speech synthesizers allows blind users to review their input as they type.
  • Refreshable braille displays provide tactile output of information represented on the computer screen. The user reads the Braille letters with his or her fingers, and then, after a line is read, refreshes the display to read the next line.
  • Braille embossers transfer computer generated text into embossed Braille output. Braille translation programs convert text scanned in or generated.
  • Talking word processors are software programs that use speech synthesizers to provide auditory feedback of what is typed.
  • Large-print word processors Large-print word processors allow the user to view everything in large text without added screen enlargement.

To find out more about these technologies and further information, please visit the website of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

 

People whise first language is not English or if you are new to living or working in Fenland, the Welcome to Fenland section can help you with useful information. These booklets are available to download in a variety of different languages.

Additional translation assistance can be found using officesite links Babelfish or Google translate.